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    Shifters? Which one to get?

    What are your opinions on the diff brands? How is the Pro-5.0? Hurst? B&M? Fidanza? Kirban? I'm guessing the shifter in my car is a Hurst, personally I hate it. Throws are too long and 3rd gear scrapes every time if you try to shift very fast. I thought the first few time it was operator error but i'm thinking not now. Is there some adjustment in the shifter or anything I can do for now?

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    pro 5.0 all the way!!! When i put mine in i wished i had done it sooner.

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    I've got a Pro 5.0 and I love it. I would go with it. My buddy has a '96 Camaro with a B&M and I know he's been wanting a 5.0.

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    I love my B&M. Much better than the stocker IMO.

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    I just found out while changing my clutch I have a Bitch and Moan rip-off shifter. It sucks so i know I dont want that one. I'm gonna order the Pro 5.0 and see how it goes, hopefully it will aid in the decimation of every mustang owner i come across.

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    I have a Pro 5.0 and its been great. Never miss 3rd.

    I also installed a WS6 Store Short Stick to lower the overall height of the shifter, ass well as slightly shorten the overall throw

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    Just thinking about changing my shifter on my 02 T/A and I have a set of SLP line locks - I checked out Summit for a better system and they have the white hurst 6 speed shitft ball with the button located on the side of the knob for line locks or nitrous. Is there any other brands available? If so where?

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    slp short shifter all the way.

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    I had a Kirban in mine and loved it, but doing it over again I would go with a pro 5.0 or possibly the Hurst Comp with the chrome lever for the old school looks.

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    Ok, gotta change sumthing. Replaced my clutch and found out some jackass put a Bitch and Moan Ripoff shifter in there. I'm leaning towards the pro 5.0 or maybe the Hurst. Thanks for the help guys.

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    Does the 5.0 come with all necessary instructions on how to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS View Post
    I had a Kirban in mine and loved it, but doing it over again I would go with a pro 5.0 or possibly the Hurst Comp with the chrome lever for the old school looks.
    +1
    i have seen the hurst chrome stick in an 02 ss and it looked, well, sYc.

    who here is throwing lous short stick. ive heard good things. then again, its kind of hard to mess up a thin piece of metal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96z28 View Post
    Does the 5.0 come with all necessary instructions on how to?
    yes it does. Verrry simple install. Less than 30 minutes.

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    I got the Pro 5.0 with Lous short stick with the Hurst knob, Good combo.

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    I have the optional Hurst shifter w/a WS6 Store short stick and a Hurst pistol grip shifter. I really like this combo, short throws, good feel and looks pretty cool too.

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    i just ordered my pro 5.0 like 10 minutes ago. also has lous short stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    I have a Pro 5.0 and its been great. Never miss 3rd.
    It's damn near impossible to miss that shift. Love my Pro 5.0 shifter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KiD WiCKeD View Post
    What are your opinions on the diff brands? How is the Pro-5.0? Hurst? B&M? Fidanza? Kirban? I'm guessing the shifter in my car is a Hurst, personally I hate it. Throws are too long and 3rd gear scrapes every time if you try to shift very fast. I thought the first few time it was operator error but i'm thinking not now. Is there some adjustment in the shifter or anything I can do for now?
    Chances are, if you are grinding 3rd, a new shifter will not fix it. The damage is already done. But, I am not saying that it will not make the grinding go away. I had the factory Hurst in mine and the tranny would grind in more than 2 gears most of the time. I installed hoping that it would go away. It didn't.
    Funny thing is, after I installed my 4:10's, the grinding disappeared!!!!

    Anywho! Go with the Hurst Billit Plus or my fav., the PRO-5.0!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    i just ordered my pro 5.0 like 10 minutes ago. also has lous short stick
    I don't understand why you guys buy the short stick when you can just cut the top of the handle off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I don't understand why you guys buy the short stick when you can just cut the top of the handle off!
    its angled differently and it sounds better when you say, "i have a lou's short stick" rather than, "i cut my shifter stick to make it shorter"

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